Friday, July 25, 2014

To the #CatCave Cody!!
original source: http://www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com/2014/07/to-catcave-cody.html

 

It’s not every day that I receive an email from companies located  in Lithuania or the UK,  so when I first received an email from Kivikis.com asking if I wanted to have Cody try their Cat Cave, to say I was leery was an understatement. After a few emails back and forth to check their validity, I agreed, and  I am THRILLED that I did. From the moment the Cat Cave arrived it became an immediate favorite of Cody’s.

Before I tell you about the Cat Cave, let me say that there are similar products on the market, (one of them, The Cat Ball,   I reviewed back in January of 2012, which in it’s genre is theORIGINAL), you can read  that review here.

The Cat Cave isn’t passing itself off as the above mentioned  product. The glaring difference is the other product is open on BOTH ends and is shaped differently.The Cat Cave has only one opening and to me, resembles a giant, comfy EGG. Another difference is the Cat Cave is made of a super comfy, non-scratchy 100% ORGANIC FELTED WOOL.

From the Kivikis Shop On Etsy:

My name is kivikis ;)))
I’m an artist, interested in media arts and graphic design. Currently studying about wool felting.
I glad to see you and Welcome to my small shop.
For a long time I’ve played with the idea of working with wool and I’ve read hundreds of articles and books about felt wool craft. With small steps starting from that idea I’ve begin to practice and make different small items for my friends and family. I loved it! And I became more and more addicted to this job. After found out about Etsy, I decided to take the next step to open a shop here.
From then I’ve tried to become better with my craft every day. From felting, stitching, photographing and shipping,
 I   put all my effort and skills in building YOUR PERSONAL 100% HANDMADE item.
All products are shipped from Lithuania.

The shop is named after Kivikis, “actor, model fitter”

Photo courtesy of: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/170686283/cat-bed-house-cave-nap-cocoon-from?ref=listing-7

Because wool  has a “natural, self-cleaning aspect”, it is only necessary to occasionally wipe the Cat Cave to clean it. But if you want to clean it, here is a charming video that shows you how.

The Cat Caves vary in shape because they are made by hand so each one will be a little bit different.

My only complaint when the Cat Cave arrived was that it wasn’t wrapped inside the box that it was placed in, my suggestion would be to at least wrap it in plastic or something instead of just placing it in a box. That being said, the TRUE TEST?

Right here!
I can count on one hand the number of products that Cody has INSTANTLY taken to without my having to cajole him with treats or catnip. THIS WAS ONE OF THEM.  The day the bed arrived, Cody was suffering from one of his MANY allergy flare-ups. I put the Cat Cave in my office and walked away figuring it would take Cody WEEKS to try it out at all. I was WRONG. I returned approx a half hour later and there he was.

The Cat Cave has remained a favorite since the day it arrived. I couldn’t be happier. If Cody is happy, then I AM HAPPY!

Where you can find the Cat Cave:

Etsy

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Website

Twitter

 

original source: http://www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com/2014/07/to-catcave-cody.html

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This is MINE


This is MINE

original source: http://www.grossstadtkatze.de/kivikis/

 

Did you know that there is a small factory in Lithuania, are produced in the beautiful, unique and handmade Filzhöhlen for cats? Me neither. Until last week.

But the fact is: There has been nothing, absolutely nothing, that Katie has taken so quickly in fog. Provided we see from the accompanying box once from. The baptized Filzhöhlen or affectionately Cat houses, made from 100 percent pure organic materials. They are manufactured in the city of Vilnius in Lithuania. Even the name “Vilnius” is to fall in love, because translated it means “small wave”.

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Woe to him who also came to their cave only to close.Lilli had no chance from the start. As she lay in the cave, Katie has them away or just simply applied to the input, so yes Lilli also can not get out. While I have made the pictures, Katie has attacked me as soon as I got too close with the camera. Property is just property and belongs to no one else. After all, Katie was sitting there first. Then lying asleep by the way is of course just as well.

You can expect the products of kivikis site view. Much more, however, I recommend the youtube channel and only the newly created facebook page . The videos on youtube show how great are the Filzhöhlen and that really any cat will love. To buy there are the kivikis in Germany so far intwo online shops .

Lilli This is MINE

At this point, a very big thank you that you love us kivikis the cave have provided and many greetings to Lithuania!

How quickly the cave was adopted by the girls, you can see in the video: Hinge Sets, slept in it.

Produt Review: Kivikis Cat Cave + Cat Cave photo story

Produt Review: Kivikis Cat Cave + Cat Cave photo story


Katzenworld

Hi everyone,

Today we have a review of a cat cave made of natural wool for you! This cave is made by Kivikis and you can find their website by clicking here.

They produce 100% eco-friendly products and each cave is hand crafted by them. This of course means that you will find that these caves will come in different sizes.

To ensure that you get the most of your cave it of course needs to be cleaned from time to time. Kivikis provides us with a very easy to follow instruction video for this!

So how was our experience? The cat cave arrived securely wrapped in plastic foil to ensure that the box and the cave would not get wet or otherwise contaminated on its journey from Lithuania to us in the UK.

Nubia of course decided to give us a paw unpacking this as you can see below:

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Interzoo 2014, Nuremberg Germany

Interzoo 2014, Nuremberg Germany


we were at international fair Interzoo 2014, Nuremberg Germany (29.5 – 1.6.2014)

natural cat house


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What is natural?

   All fibres which come from natural sources (animals, plants, etc.) and do not require fibre formation or reformation are classed as natural fibres.

Natural felted wool cat house – fibres from the nature!

Throughout the history of mankind, wool shorn from domesticated animals has traditionally been a vital resource to nearly every culture that lives in a temperate or colder climate. The twentieth century, however, brought the advent of artificial fibers made through complex industrial processes that displaced many of the traditional uses of wool. This came with high price, as the short term benefits of this industrialization hid the negative environmental impact of all stages of the manufacturing process as well as damage to the health and safety of everyone working and living near the mills. Fortunately, a growing awareness of the ecological impact of industrialization has led people to reassess the traditional value of this ancient resource. When using felted wool to produce cat house, the ecological impact is greatly diminished.

Natural wool, in all its many variations, can be made into apparel that is healthy, economical and environmentally conscious while still being fashion forward. Taking fashion to the next level is good idea when you’re looking to wear healthy clothing and accessories. Not only will the cat house look great in your house, but it will be much healthier for your cat to live in, cat house is products that are not consuming animals. Handmade, felted products that are made from high quality wool are more than just a tip of the cap to healthy living. Those who want to live a healthier lifestyle can begin, perhaps, with their diet and exercise and extend that to the clothing that they wear.
When it comes to pure fashion, these sorts of products look great with just about anything.
A great example of this is felted wool cat house – while most modern cat houses are made from nylon, polyester and leather processed with harsh chemicals, handmade felted wool cat house are created almost entirely out of natural materials, the only chemicals used for the felt generally limited to soap and water. While all cat houses use out eventually, the artificial materials in industrially made cat house live on much longer than themselves, eventually taking up space as solid waste. Felted wool cat house, in comparison, are mostly made of materials that in time will naturally rejoin our biosphere.

Fashion is just a reflection of who we are and the choices we make, and felted wool cat house will not only look great but let you choose to make a more natural and healthy world in the process. They may look fabulous and have a low impact on the environment, but are also very comfortable for cat – the handmade felt is soft and supple, able to breathe while still staying warm. While different styles and designs might be consistent within their individual product lines, each handmade cat house is unique since they were all born with the personal attention of the artisan who made them.

An easy strategy in making your life a healthy, natural and ecologically sound one is to make wise choices in what you purchase and use every day. Thinking about the impact our everyday choices can have on our health and environment can be a good start, and choosing felted wool shoes can be a part of that.

Don’t just purchase something new to wear because it looks good. Purchase it because it’s all-natural, is ecofriendly, and allows you to make a contribution to the betterment of the environment and the world around us.